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Emelie
@Emelie
08/15/14 07:16:15PM
3 posts

My hair doesn't dread!


Dreading Methods

Sure, I will find some patience. If I know things are the way they should be :)
Thanks, both of you.
Mary Jo, I got such a lovely picture in my head when I read about your hair.. :)
Did you still recommend baking soda though? I didn't understand really.. What kind of feeling will bs wash give when done right? Did you mean it doesn't get as clean but more efficient somehow?
Jessica, wonderful description about the journey and antennas. I will:) What do you suggest I do those days in school when I somehow need to keep my hair away from face? When I can't not just worry about it at all..
Peace

Emelie
@Emelie
08/10/14 06:07:30AM
3 posts

My hair doesn't dread!


Dreading Methods

Oh, really? :) Thanks, both of you. If I know I'm on the right way I can wait :)

I wash it like just rubbing around in my scalp with shampoo (using the liquid one from Dreadlocks Shampoo at the moment), leaving the lengths alone as much as possible, only letting shampoo rinse over it. Drying it in a tower wired on top of my head for a while, and then just leaving it to dry in the air. That will become harder when the winter comes though.

Is it better to wash with baking soda? I've read all I can about that washing method but I just don't get it.. Can't make it feel clean at all..

How I wear it during the day might be a problem. I'm trying to wear it down as much as possible in my freetime. But I'm studying medicine and spending all days at the hospital, where you're not allowed to wear long hair loose due to hygiene regulations. And also I'm very active and when I exercise my hair is all over the place.. I'm trying to keep it out of the way as gentle as possible, sometimes just wish a broad headband or scarf around my head with all hair loose inside it. And when I really need to get it away I put it up with a soft hairband in a loose untidy kind of bun thingy on top of my head. Any suggestions what the kindest way to keep hair away and make it look tidy? :)

I wanted to see Ixchels dreads but couldn't find any photos.. :( Not used to this site yet..

And no, I see no sectioning at all. Yet:)

Thanks again guys!

Emelie
@Emelie
08/08/14 10:06:47AM
3 posts

My hair doesn't dread!


Dreading Methods

Hi all of you beautiful deadheads! :)

I've got a problem. I've had dreads before, crochet hooked, badly sectioned, mistreated and all that you don't want:) So I took them out to start over again, all natural this time. I had normal hair for some months, and it's been in a surprisingly good condition. Soft, smooth and strong.

Maybe a month ago I felt ready to start again. I tried washing first with baking soda-apple cider vinegar, but I didn't get it at all. My scalp really didn't feel clean, I thought 'never again' and bought a bottle of Dr Bronners (we've got soft water here). Which only made my scalp dry, itchy and flaky. But no sign of dreads. So I thought I'd try the best, and ordered some Locking up Shampoo from Dreadlockshampoo, and well, it works like Shampoo. My hair gets clean. But still soft, smooth and silky. And no baby dreads whatsoever. I've waited for weeks now, I even made some Himalaya sea salt spray but it made no real difference.

Starting to feel a bit desperate now. What if I've got some sort of super strong, super smooth hair that will never dread in a natural way? People who didn't want dreads would have loved it, lol. But I miss my dreads, even though they were crappy. And really want to have dreads, a piece of me is missing without them..

Maybe I need to start them somehow, even though I'd rather not. What's the kindest way, twist n rip? Or which washing method gives the most friction between the hairs? Or could I put something in that gives A LOT of friction, without residue? Like sea salt but worse? :)

Or have I seriously misunderstood everything? Isn't it just to stop using shampoo with residue and conditioning, keep hair clean and leave it alone? What have I missed? Please.

Love and blessings

Em


updated by @Emelie: 01/13/15 10:05:07PM